The Tata Altroz is a successful model in Tata`s line-up and is one of the best looking hatchbacks in the country. The company sold 6260 units of the Altoz in Nov 202, which makes it the 3rd best selling premium hatchback in the country. The only thing missing was an automatic variant and Tata is working on introducing the Altroz DCT automatic in the Indian market in the first quarter of 2021.
Recently Autocar India spotted the Tata Altroz DCT testing in India and its pictures have been posted online. The DCT equipped Altroz automatic will be powered with a 110 hp, 1.2 litre turbo-petrol engine. This engine will produce 140 Nm of torque. Reports confirm that the gear shifter on the Tata Altroz DCT will be sourced from Lumax, The DCT powered Altroz will rival the likes of the VW Polo 1.0 TSI, Hyundai i20 DCT, CVT variants of the Honda Jazz, Toyota Glanza and Maruti Baleno.
Tata Motors has opted to use a wet clutch on the Altroz DCT as this would help in better performance of the Altroz in Indian conditions. Dry clutches have not performed well in Indian traffic and climatic conditions and have suffered from glitches in the past.
The automatic variant is expected to weigh 22 kg heavier than the 1.2 litre petrol manual variant. However, the DCT Altroz`s additional power and torque output along with the quick shifting automatic will surely aid in better on road performance. The 0-100 kmph real world figures can be checked only once the car is launched.
The Alttoz DCT automatic is expected to come in the range topping XZ trim and will include all the features currently available on the top-spec manual variant.
Tata Altroz DCT
- Altroz DCT will be equipped with a 1.2 litre turbo-petrol engine
- DCT transmission will be offered only in the top-spec variant
- Will launch in the first quarter of 2021
Stay tuned to DriveStreak.com for more updates from Tata Motors.
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